Discussion in 'suburban75' started by aqua, Jul 25, 2010.
Rum and ginger and some Thai sweet chilli crisps
Crispy chicken and chicken fried rice in a box like what they have in films and then gluhwein on the Christmas markets
Chinese takeaway at home - sweet chilli prawns, chicken satay, chicken curry, beef and mushrooms, vegetable spring rolls, cheese rolls, sesame prawn toast, prawn crackers, noodles, rice. We had kids in our group so choices werent as adventurous as they could be; delicious though. I paid for everyone (€55 for four adults and two kids).
Might go for a Nepalese after some beer. Fancy some momos.
Outlaws gave us Waitrose food Pizza, coleslaw and salad
A giant bratwurst with everything on it. Grapes on the train home.
Baked potatoes. She had beans and cheese, I had coleslaw, a bit of hummus and some salad cream (in descending levels not all at once). We both had fish fingers. Ice cream and gingerbread and mince pies for after
Been out to a Greek place in town.
Nachos and Dips (V)
Homemade spicy nachos served with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, olives and chillies.
Chicken Feta Sizzler
Pan fried chicken breast, peppers, onions and Feta cheese served in a tomato based salsa on a sizzling plate. Served with rice, tortilla wraps and dips.
No dessert as I was stuffed
Sure you didn't go to a Mexican place?
It was more Greek than that sounds tbf
Late dessert of gin and chocolate now
I'm cooking the Christmas ham today so tonight's tea will be ham, egg & chips.
Might do some pickled red cabbage to go with it.
Veg pasta bake (reduced to clear in Marks - half price so I bought two, one for today and tomorrow). Gin for afters.
Sausages and mash with peas and gravy
Pieminister shroom pie with spuds and broccoli.
Cooking salmon for other people. Doing myself a nice steak. Have a massive bit of gammon/ham cooking in coke for tomorrow.
A glass or two of Bollinger
Rack of lamb
Courgette and tomatoes
Nothing special, chicken bake with lentils and root veg. Made a start on the Xmas booze, bottle of Glenlivet tonight. We'll see.
last night we went out for New York Italian style food. We started with gorgonzola cheese with red wine poached pear (didnt see any pear in it), and sardines on toast with tomatoes (it was OK). I had canneloni for the main and the pesto sauce was great. shared caserecci pasta with roast turnipy butternut squash which was also good. Dessert was nutella cheesecake and pecan pie with cocktails and prosecco - hard to walk afterwards.
today we had sushi and sake!!! it was great.
Should have photographed yesterday's vindaloo, because it was brilliant. Lamb vindaloo with rice, naan, popadom, Cobra beer, coffee to finish €13!
Today I have discovered my best Portuguese dish yet. Peas.
Fantastic. Peas with pork, rice, egg in a sausage gravy. Pure fucking bliss for €8 with a beer.
Mashed avocados with chilli flakes, on spelt crispbread. Water to wash it down.
Guinea fowl braised with red wine and pancetta
This evening I made a really hot, zingy cashew and veg noodle stir fry and it was just right after what feels like years of sausage, cheese and bread.
Half a tub of s&v pringles earlier as a starter and just had roast beef sandwiches.
I may die
Turkey pie with homemade pastry, leftover veg (roasted root veg and chestnuts), gravy, dijon mustard. My sister made the pie and it was bloody lovely. Christmas pudding with brandy cream and custard, cheeseboard with crackers and chutneys from France, chocolate truffles, tea.
Last night went to another Portuguese neighbours house to eat over the festive period,I am feeling guilty as thats three in three days. Big prawns in shell, bacalhau com grao which is salt cod with chickpeas and eggs, duck rice, octopus salad, pudding which like a caramel, chocolate and carob cake, sweet rice and cheeses.I bought some Xmas crackers round which they had never seen before and despite my demonstration some just put one in either hand and pulled, others just opened them and nobody could understand the jokes or riddles but they liked the hats and the trinket things inside. One you are established as part of their community the Portuguese are the most generous people I have ever met.I will have to reciprocate but I dont think cooking a xmas turkey dinner is going to be good enough.
Can you not get them a chippy tea The39thStep, if there are proper chippies in Portugal? That is always an excellent tea.
Mushroom & spinach quiche for tea tonight. Might have it shortly as I'm bored.
There are some places in Albufeira who do cod and chips but tbh there are lots of better fish meals than cod in Portugal. I mentioned steak and kidney pies to a few but that was met with raised eyebrows. They dont get gravy either.
Don't blame them on the kidney thing - I've never fathomed why anyone would eat piss sponges.
Probably leftovers and cheese but I really want pizza. I haven’t had one for months. I don’t think Mr Looby will allow this.
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